Follow Your Gut, Take Care Of Your Stomach

When you look at ways to take better care of your health, often you look at some of the most vitally important specific parts of the body. There’s a lot of information on how to look after your heart, and just as much on how to look after your head. But what about your gut? It hasn’t been in the limelight as often, but people are starting to learn just how important the health of their stomach and digestive system is. So, here we’re going to look at three of the biggest impacts you can make in improving your stomach.

Follow Your Gut
Maintain the balance

Our stomachs can actually be pretty delicate. The acids in there are essential for breaking down food, but when they’re disturbed, they can start causing real problems. As Refluxgate shows, it can go a lot further than just a momentary case of heartburn as well. If you start suffering reflux, indigestion, or heartburn regularly, it is worth seeing a doctor as well as treating it with antacids and looking at the habits that could be causing that reflux. Overindulgence in alcohol, fatty or sugary foods, and smoking can all wreak havoc. This can lead not only to temporary heartburn but long-term issues like silent reflux that can increase your risk of stomach ulcers, cancers, and cardiovascular issues.

Foster a better community

Our stomach is the beginning of our digestive system which is designed to help us filter out the bad and absorb more of the good from our food. Even if you’re making improvements to your diet, if you don’t take care of your gut health, you won’t be getting all the vitamins and minerals from your meals that you should be. For that reason, probiotics have become a popular choice for those making improvements to their diet. These help foster the communities of “good” bacteria that help further break down the food. They also neutralize some of the toxic byproducts of the digestion process and reduce harmful substances like carcinogens in the stomach.

Keep a body clock

Everything in our body runs on schedule. It’s why people who stay up all night are more likely to feel stressed and low-energy even if they get eight hours of sleep in the day. The same goes for your gut. How well your body is able to digest food, to produce insulin, and regular different hormone levels in response to your health depends on when you eat, not just what you eat. Womenshealthmag takes a closer look at when you should eat, coming to the conclusion that every 3-to-4 hours is the most effective “waiting” period, though you should get more specific, eating an hour after rising, more than three hours before bed, and within 45 minutes of finishing a workout.

Gut health goes a lot further than just how your stomach feels. It’s connected to the risk of cancer, of heart conditions, how effective your diet is and much more. It’s time to start paying more attention to that gut feeling.


Folk Art Fusion: Americana: Learn to Draw and Paint Charming American Folk Art With a Colorful, Modern Twist

5 of 5 stars

What we did not notice when we requested this book for review, was that it was an instructional book. Disappointed for a second, we pondered the possibilities. Then, we liked the idea.

When we got into the book, we liked the idea even more.

It's not that we were not born into an artist-inducing family, because we were. However, we discovered after taking an eight-grade art class that, unless we worked on this talent, as have the other McDonald's, we would never be as good as them. This tired us. Hence, we never pursued it.

Laforme actually shows you how to create Folk Art creations! This is a beautiful book. Aesthetic in every manner.

Author: Joy Laforme
Series: Folk Art Fusion
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing (February 13, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1633224635
ISBN-13: 978-1633224636
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Folk Art Fusion

About the author:

Joy Laforme is a self taught illustrator and artist, with a Masters in Interactive Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Born and raised in the Hudson Valley in New York, she eventually settled in a small town outside of NYC near the Ramapo Mountains. Her mother's love of all things Americana and garden have informed her contemporary folk art style, and her work with brands, publishers, and print publications. She works in a variety of mediums including digital, gouache, and pastel.

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Dual USB Car Charger

This is one of the most simple-to-use electronic items that I have received in a very long time. Take it out of the package. Plug it in. See that the smallish, LED light display is on. There you go.

It's a good idea to have an air purifier contained within the unit and why not? I also keep a charcoal bag dangling from the passenger seat head rest, just to make sure that all is good for the nose.

Dual USB Car Charger

  • 2 in 1 car charger with air purifier 2x2A dual-port USB charger lets you charge ipad, Samsung note, iphone, etc - fast 
  • Standard cigarette plug works with 12V or 24V cigarette light sockets 
  • The negative ion concentration generated by the purifier is proven to work and certified up to 1.3M/cm3 
  • The highly concentrated plasmacluster ions penetrate throughout the car interior to break down bacteria and remove troublesome mold spores
  • Nucharger CP02 operates in conjunction with battery even when engine being turned off (some car models)

Dual USB Car Charger


  • Brand: Nunet 
  • Mode: Nucharger CP02 INPUT: 12V-24V OUTPUT: 5V/4A Anion1.3*10^6pcs/cm^3  
  • Material: Stainless steel & plastic Dimensions: (9.2*3.4*3.4)cm  
  • Product weight: 53g Package includes: 1 x 2 USB-Port Air Purifier Car Charger Package

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Faerie Stones: An Exploration of the Folklore and Faeries Associated with Stones & Crystals

Faerie Stones is one of those books which resonated with us before we could get it into our hot little girl hands. We understood it all once we scanned the intro.

Faerie StonesWhat Norman states is that each and every stone and crystal has an attached faerie. Aha! We shall digress for a moment.

We noticed a few months ago that when (in a meditative state), we held a stone between our hands that they had attached personalities. All positive. One made us giggle out loud (tell tell, love of reiki sign for your writer). Oh, that joy! The joy that only comes from pushing a little past the veil.

On our last family vacation, we unearthed several smoky and clear crystals in Arkansas. We could lose a few hours scanning them.

But, back to Faerie Stones.

Fortunately, Norman doesn't like like, 8,888 types of stones and crystals. No. That would be overdone. Faerie Stones lists a few of the major ones. Perfect.

The last chapter is for meditation to meet the fae. After having read previous books about the wee folk, we are unsure about this, for us. But, it's an interesting concept.

If we had a wish list for this book, it would be that a list were included (towards the back of the book) for a list of the items which can be improved, via certain stones. Like, clear quartz for focus and memory, etc.

About the Author:

Ceri Norman is a dedicated Faerie Priestess, folklorist, historian and an internationally known author. Her inspiration comes from ancient magic, mythology and monuments, as well as the inner realms of magic and mystery.

Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Moon Books (March 30, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1785357190
ISBN-13: 978-1785357190
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

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